Become a Volunteer Leader

 

Each year, more than 200 BRR members are appointed or elected to serve as volunteer leaders on association boards, committees, task forces, and more, through the following process:

BRR, IR, NAR, IMLS, and Foundation Directors

August/September — Online applications open for available director positions for the boards of Boise Regional REALTORS® (BRR), Idaho REALTORS® (IR), the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), Intermountain MLS (IMLS), and the REALTORS® Community Foundation. Applications reviewed by staff for eligibility and the list of candidates is provided to BRR’s Nominating and Elections Committee (NEC) for review and recommendation to the BRR Board of Directors.

September — BRR’s Board of Directors will review and approve the slate of candidates as recommended by the NEC; Candidate bios and videos produced by staff; and then, Candidates announced to membership forty-five (45) calendar days before election opens.

October/November — Online election for BRR, IR, and NAR Directors opens twenty-one (21) calendar days before BRR’s Annual Membership Meeting; Election results announced at Annual Membership Meeting; IMLS and Foundation Directors are appointed by BRR’s Board of Director’s.

 

BRR Committee Chairs, Vice Chairs, and Members

October/November — Chair and Vice Chair Appointment Process:

  • Current committee members can apply online for open chair and vice chair positions.
  • Applications reviewed by staff for eligibility and list of candidates provided to the NEC.
  • The NEC sends a list of recommended and eligible candidates to President-Elect and/or Vice President for review.
  • Chair and Vice Chair recommendations for the Budget and Finance, Nominating and Elections, and Public Policy Committees will then be presented to BRR’s Board of Director for approval. The President-Elect and Vice President approve all others.

November/December — Committee Member Appointment Process:

  • Call for committee members opens through online applications.
  • Applications reviewed by staff for eligibility.
  • With their staff liaison, the incoming committee Chair and Vice Chair will review applications, make additional nominations (if needed, desired), and then provide a list of recommendations for consideration by the President-Elect and Vice President.
  • Committee appointments made by President-Elect and Vice President, based on applications, recommendations or additional nominations by them (if needed, desired).

December — Committee appointments announced via email by BRR’s Chief Executive Officer.

January — Board and committee rosters updated on boirealtors.com.

 

The Call for 2019 Committees is now closed. Please feel free to submit a volunteer leadership application and we’ll be in touch if positions become available throughout the year. Thank you for your interest!

 

Notes regarding BRR committee appointments:

  • There are no automatic re-appointments to committees, nor does BRR have an automatic succession plan from committee Vice Chair to Chair, or from committee Chair to Past Chair or member (as there is no official past chair position). All members interested in continuing their service on a committee MUST apply or be nominated to be considered.
  • For those applications received throughout the year (at new member orientation, events, online via general interest form, etc.), BRR staff will enter them into the online application system. These applications will be reviewed after applications/nominations received through the September call for committees, and every effort will be made to place all members interested in serving.
  • Committee applications or nominations received throughout the year may be considered for open positions, task forces, or volunteer projects, by the President, President-Elect, and Committee Chair and Vice Chair, when appropriate.
  • To engage as many members as possible — and to avoid burnout by member volunteers serving in too many areas — BRR will follow NAR’s practice of “One Member, One Appointment,” knowing that there may be some limited instances where members may serve on more than one committee due to their position or experience.
  • Members who have two (2) consecutive, unexcused absences from their committee meetings may be removed from the roster for the remainder of the year. This is done to ensure quorums are met, especially for smaller committees, and to provide opportunities for new members who are interested and able to serve.

Have questions about how serving? Contact BRR’s Chief Executive Officer, Breanna Vanstrom.

Looking for information about other state and national association leadership options, or leadership development resources? Check out these links: